American photographer Gregory Crewdson is renowned for his gorgeously cinematic pictures of small-town America. With epic sets, lights, props and actors, Gregory and his team create dramatic moments from ordinary life.
In Mexico, British Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington is a national treasure. But in her home country, she is much less well known. How did this young debutante from rural Lancashire become one of the most loved painters on the other side of the Atlantic?
German photographer Andreas Gursky has been taking pictures of people and places for the past five decades. His record-breaking auction prices have made him one of the most expensive photographers in the world.
Hilma af Klint
Swedish artist Hilma af Klint was a pioneer of abstract art. She had a huge passion and curiosity for everything in the universe. Whether it was an atom, a plant, or a ghost. To her, they were all part of the same thing: existence.
French artist JR takes public art to the next level. For nearly two decades, he’s made huge black-and-white photo installations in collaboration with local communities across the world. In this Artist’s Artist, we take a look at the backstory.
This iconic artist has been doing graffiti for over 40 years. World-class museums and galleries revere his work, but he’s never stopped tagging the streets.
From dropping out of art school to being copied by Supreme, Barbara Kruger is the queen of NYC cool.
American artist Thornton Dial became an international art world sensation at 60. He started his career many decades earlier, making toys out of junk. Today, he is considered one of the great artists of his generation.
Marcel Duchamp was a visionary Dadaist renowned for his "readymades", challenging and redefining artworld conventions.
Lubaina Himid is the Turner Prize winning artist, curator and professor championing Black British art. Here's the story of how she got there.
Since the birth of art, humans have painted themselves. But what do portraits mean today? And how do they continue to capture precious moments of history?
Georgia O’Keeffe was a pioneer of American Modernism. Her sensual paintings, from the early 1900s to her death in 1986, reflect the promise and pitfalls of the 20th Century.
Stanley Whitney was born in 1946 in Philadelphia, USA. His blocks of high-key colours have made Whitney America’s greatest Black abstract artist.
Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a pioneer of the American Pop Art movement. His work is widely recognised for its iconic colourful style — mixing contemporary art with celebrity culture and consumer goods.
Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore met as teenagers and stayed together for the rest of their lives. They were collaborators, step-siblings and lovers and they both changed their birth names to make them gender neutral.